Health Benefits of Figs. Figs are high in fiber and a good source of several essential minerals, including magnesium, manganese, calcium (which promotes bone density), copper, and potassium (which helps lower blood pressure), as well as vitamins, principally K and B6.
If a female burrows into a female fig, she can’t lay her eggs and dies of starvation. However, she does bring pollen into the internal flowers of the fig, pollinating it. … So yes, there is at least one dead wasp inside the figs that we like to eat.
One serving of figs is 40 grams, about 1/4 cup, or about 3 Calimyrna figs or about 4 to 5 Mission figs. Figs are high in fiber, providing 20% of the Daily Value – more dietary fiber per serving than any other common dried or fresh fruit.